October 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

Missile Defense Agency honoured MBDA and Thales for their SAMP/T work
 
Missile Defense Agency honoured MBDA for its SAMP:Twork  The United States Missile Defense Agency has presented MBDA and Thales with the “Technology Pioneer Award” for their work on the SAMP/T project. The French and Italian teams that developed the air defence system received the award during the annual Multinational Ballistic Missile Defense Conference, on 6 October.
 

Russian Central Military District peacekeeping brigade will be equipped with four types of drones
 
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The Central Military District /CMD/ peacekeeping brigade will be fully equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles /UAV/ by the end of 2015, the district press service said. "In the fourth quarter of 2015, under the state defense order /SDO/ the brigade will receive more than ten new drones of four types. Following this, the brigade will be fully equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles," the press service noted.
 

Turkey shot down an unidentified UAV coming from Syria
 
Turkey shot down an unidentified UAV coming from Syria Turkey has shot down an unidentified UAV coming from Syria that crossed into its national airspace. According to Turkish Media, the air vehicle had violated the airspace at a depth of three kilometres. Turkish Air Force fighter jet pilots patrolling in the area located and warned it three times, as per the rules of engagement. Since there was no reply they shot it down.
 

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) unveils new amphibious armored ambulance
 
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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Armaments Department (GAD) has approved a new generation amphibious armored ambulance. The indigenously made ambulance can act as a small emergency room and can effectively enhance the defensive and traffic capabilities of the medical crew in combat rescue operations, China Military reported Thursday.
 

General Dynamics upgrades remote video surveillance system along the southern US border
 
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General Dynamics successfully completed the initial field deployment and test of the Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) upgrade for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This test demonstrated many technical capabilities of the RVSS system and is a key program milestone in its deployment schedule.
 

Saudi Arabia deal for more PAC-3 missiles
 
Saudi Arabia deal for more PAC-3 missiles Saudi Arabia has signed a deal to procure an additional batch of Patriot air defence system PAC-3 missiles, according to Reuters. The 320 interceptors that will be acquired are part of last July’s request to DCSA for 600 units. The overall deal will cost USD5.4 billion.
 

Nammo wins delivery order from US Armed Forces for M141 Bunker Defeat Munition
 
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Nammo Talley, Inc. has been awarded a delivery order for production of M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM). On September 23, Nammo was awarded Delivery Order 19 to the indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to produce the M141 Bunker Defeat Munition, the Norwegian defense and aerospace group announced on Oct. 14, 2015.
 

AM General announces $42mn in new contracts for Humvee vehicles and spart parts
 
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AM General has been awarded new HMMWV contracts and modifications to existing domestic and international contracts for vehicles and parts for Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Israel, Turkey, Kenya, Lebanon and the United States totaling $42,165,170, the US-based company announced on Oct. 12, 2015.
 

Brazilian army will receive several dozen of armoured fighting vehicles from U.S. Army
 
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The Brazilian Army is set to receive fifty Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) from the US Army later this year. The surplus vehicles will be delivered through a Foreign Military Sales contract, with the Brazilian Army deciding in 2012 to upgrade its M113 fleet.
 

U.S. to send 300 troops to Cameroon to help in fight against Boko Haram
 
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U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday he is sending up to 300 troops to Cameroon to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations in the region. The deployment of about 90 U.S. Armed Forces personnel began Monday and the total number is anticipated to be up to about 300, Obama said in a letter to Congress.
 

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